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Statutory Research Fundamentals for Paralegals


Identify and explore research techniques for finding and interpreting statutes.

While the United States legal system operates as a common law not a civil law system, there has been a shift over time from common law to statutory law as more and more legal issues have been codified. Knowing how to research statutes has become more important than ever. In this topic we will review how statutes are created and codified; learn methods for finding applicable statutes, regardless of whether you are using online or print sources; and identify and explore research techniques for interpreting statutes. Along the way we will discover circumstances when a code is not actually the law, what a statute on statutes is, and how to find older versions of statutes. Buckle up for a wild ride on statutory research and taming the monster of statutory interpretation.



Susan Boland

Susan Boland

University of Cincinnati

  • Associate Director, Robert S. Marx Law Library, University of Cincinnati
  • Over twenty years of experience teaching legal research
  • Member of various library professional associations, including the American Association of Law Libraries, Mid-America Association of Law Libraries, and Ohio Regional Association of Law Libraries
  • Presented at regional and national library conferences as well as at continuing legal education programs
  • Publications include annotated bibliographies on the death penalty and election law, as well as articles on legal research, technology, and teaching
  • J.D. degree, Northern Illinois University; B.A. degree, Monmouth College; M.S. degree, University of Illinois
  • Can be contacted at [email protected]

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